Temporary Employment

Interested in flexible employment opportunities? Harvard University offers temporary staffing assignments and time-limited or term positions.

Temporary Staffing

These positions are a great way to get to know Harvard and gain valuable professional experience. New and dynamic opportunities are constantly being added across Harvard.

Harvard’s preferred source for temporary staffing is Randstad. Through them, you can apply for administrative and clerical positions at all levels, and choose among full-time and part-time temporary assignments that fit your preferred work schedule.

Fill out their online application or call them at 617-495-1500 to learn more.

Time-Limited or Term Positions

You can find time-limited or term positions on our job application portal, Harvard Careers.

These positions are directly hired by individual University departments, and they vary depending on the sponsoring unit. They are often an excellent way to connect with Harvard professionals in varied and multifaceted roles across the university.

Why Consider a Temporary Role?

  • You need or want flexibility in your schedule.
  • You’re looking for a new career path.
  • You’re open to new industries.
  • You want to take on a project-based role.
  • You want to network and build connections across the University.